Contrary to what Evansville experimented with in the 1980s and early 2000s, basketball jerseys aren't meant to have sleeves. Part of the allure of hoops is watching stronger and more athletic people than us dunk on each other. If I wanted to see guys in sleeves playing hoops, I'd go to an open gym.
Sweet shirt, dude.
However, the NBA seems hell-bent on the idea of sleeved jerseys. Golden State debuted these atrocities last year, and now, it appears that the Lakers may join the trend next. ESPN.com is reporting that L.A. will rock sleeves for "several" games in the 2013-14 season.
Yes, the Los Angeles Lakers - Magic, Kareem, West, Kobe - wearing sleeves.
I have no problem with the college t-shirt-under-jersey look. We saw several players, notably IU's Brian Evans and every single Georgetown center (Ewing, Mourning, Mutumbo, and Hibbert), go with that. But, the sleeved NBA jerseys are gross.
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